BlueBeast - Yamaha EX5 Library 4+

YAMAHA EX5 Sample Library

MIDIculous LLC

    • 4.6 • 5 Ratings
    • $12.99

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- 30GB Sample Library Size
- External Drive Storage for Samples
- 384 User & Perf Factory Presets
- Includes all Drum Kits

Released in 1998, this was the first synthesizer I actually fell in love with. The EX5 was way beyond its time as it featured Analog Modeling, Virtual Acoustic Modeling, FDSP multi-Synthesis Modeling and of course sample playback. With a mixture of all of these sound synthesis techniques, the EX5 was literally a Blue Beast®. We were not able to capture all of the virtual modeling, but what we were able to capture was the warmth, phatness, and essence of the machine. We also were able to convert the analog waveforms into our own Phat Table™ format to capture all of the analog goodness of the VL technology. What you get in this virtual instrument is a beautifully sampled nostalgic representation in the spirit of the EX5. This is by far the most exhaustive and meticulously sampled EX5 virtual instrument, and is the closest you will ever get to the real thing.


• 30GB Sample Library Size
• Stream samples from external hardrive
• 384 User & Perf Factory Presets
• Includes all RAW Waveforms
• Sampled Factory Voice Presets
• AN Modeled Wavetables
• Includes all Drum Kits
• All Sampled VL Elements

What you get:

• Factory Presets -
• Raw Waveforms - We give you access to the RAW Waveforms so that you can re-create some of your favorite patches. Our synthesis and effects are powerful enough to get very close!
• Analog AN Recreated - Using our exclusive PhatTabe™ technology, we were able to capture the analog warmth of the AN waveforms. We also included the classic PWM as well.
• Sampled VL Sounds - Using our custom analog gear, we meticulously sampled the heck out of each waveform--maintaining the depth, velocities, and warmth of the EX5.
Yamaha Navigation - The interface and design is structured using the same 4-element oscillators as the original hardware, so you will feel right at home when programming.
Advanced Synthesis - We used our own PhatTable™ technology to model the AN waveforms, including PWM. We also include Analog modeling filters and effects.
High Quality Effects - We use the classic Overloud® VKFX for our effects suite, along with many analog modeled effects. Our effects very high quality and can be assigned to modulation sources as well.
Dynamic Modulation - Right+Click on any knob or widget and assign a dynamic envelope, Modwheel and/or LFO modulator. You can MIDI learn any knob or widget for real-time control as well.

Standalone vs Pure Synth® Expansion

You have two choices: You can choose between the current Blue skuomorphic version or you can unlock the expansion from inside of Pure Synth® Platinum -

- Standalone/Dedicated version has the blue skeuomorphic interface
- Expansion Unlocks inside of Pure Synth® FREE Player
- The Expansion includes the iPhone Version and the standalone does not
- The Expansion allows you to mix and match libraries with one single interface
- There are no Free Crossgrades between Expansion and Dedicated/Standalone
- Both versions have the same exact sounds

Device Specifications:

▪ 2GHz ARM Processor Recommended - iPad Pro 12.9 and 9.7 in, iPad 5th Gen, iPad Pro 12.9 in. (Gen 2), iPad Pro 10.5 in., iPad 6th Gen, iPad Pro 11 in., iPad Pro 12.9 in. (Gen 3), iPad Air (Gen 3)
▪ For External Sample Streaming, we only recommend Fast External SSD Drives (Not USB Thumb Drives)


- Purchasing the iOS Version does not grant you FREE access to our desktop version. Each platform/version must be purchased separately.
- Number of AUv3 instances are dependent upon the power of your device and AUv3 Host
- We were not able to exactly capture the exact synthesis and/or effects from the hardware, in particular the FDSP, AN Engine, or VL Synthesis. In addition, our app does not have any Arppegiators. The sounds are best case scenario given that it's only sampled based.

What’s New

Version 2.0.3

- Fixed Issues with some bad presets not sounding the same

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Dcripp ,

Could be great, now IS GREAT!

The patches that load are mostly fantastic with excellent samples, loop points and programming. Unfortunately, several patches don't seem to load the samples properly or are incomplete? For example an entire octave of samples might be missing in the middle of the keyboard. Frustrating but I'm sure the developers will get this sorted out in an upcoming update. Until then, it's a solid 3 with the ability to become a 5.

Update: It is GREAT!
I asked for help and got a response almost Immediately. Apparently, with such a large download, some files can get lost or missed if you don't have a reliable wifi source or there was an interruption during the transfer. I deleted the sample data and re-downloaded everything and all is GREAT! No missing samples so far and the patches are loading correctly.

This app is quickly becoming my favorite iOS synth (along with Pure Synth) and I'm finding the inspiration that has been missing from many other apps due to the character of the sounds and ease of editing them. I wasn't sure if another "rompler" would be much different than many others I bought and don't use...this one is different. Much work went into the sampling on this (that's why it's 30gb) and you can tell, no shortcuts were made to conserve a few mb of memory.

Thank you to the developers for giving us an EX5 in a easy to use package and also for the super fast customer service! 5 stars all day long!

HKmusic777 ,

Storage space saver

What I like from this app is the fact that you can save all the core sound content in an external storage and this is a feature really usefull for all of us who own a 64gb device. Thanks for this.

Jaxziel ,

Great stuff

This app has it all the quality is first class. Only one glitch only half of the advertised sounds came in no waveforms etc did I miss something potential 5+ stars

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